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Tasty Recipes For Diabetics

Tasty Recipes For Diabetics

In simple terms, when someone has diabetes, their blood glucose is too high. Where does glucose come from? It comes from the foods we eat. Unfortunately, the tastiest meals cannot be eaten by diabetics. That is, unless you know about the delicious meals that a diabetic can eat! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program has created a booklet for tasty meals that can be eaten by diabetics. In general, a person with diabetes should: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit and 100% fruit juices. Eat a variety of vegetables such as greens, spinach, carrots, squash, beans, etc. Eat fewer foods that are high in sugar and salt. Drink alcohol sparingly (if any at all). Here are a few of the tasty recipes from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program that the entire family can enjoy! Spanish Omelet Prep Time: 1 Minutes Cook time: 1 Minutes Ingredients – 5 small potatoes (peeled and sliced) – Vegetable cooking spray – ½ medium onion (minced) – 1 small zucchini (sliced) – 1½ cups green/red peppers (sliced thin) – 5 medium mushrooms (sliced) – 3 whole eggs (beaten) – 5 egg whites (beaten) – Pepper, garlic salt with herbs to taste – 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese (shredded) – 1 Tbsp. low-fat parmesan cheese– Directions: Preheat oven to 375 °F. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. In a nonstick pan, add vegetable spray and warm at medium heat. Add onion and sauté until brown. Add vegetables and sauté until tender but not brown. In a medium mixing bowl, slightly beat eggs and egg whites, pepper, garlic salt, and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Stir egg-cheese mixture into the cooked vegetables. In a 10- Continue reading >>

Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken

Quick and easy meals are great any time of the year! Here’s a tasty chicken breast recipe you can make on the weekend, then use all week long in wraps, salads, sandwiches and other easy meals. Spend more time at the pool or the ball game and less time cooking! Be sure to check your herbs to make sure they are fresh and still in date. This will ensure you receive maximum flavor and health benefits! Updated 3/27/15- This recipe is featured in my new ebook! The 28 Day Diabetes Diet Meal Planner: Lower Carb Menus & Easy Recipes is the perfect way to stay on track with your diet- whether you have Type 2 diabetes or just want to watch your carb intake. In this newest ebook, I wanted to make meal planning and cooking super easy so that even people who have no previous cooking experience could make healthy and delicious recipes. This particular recipe is really a “base” recipe that you can build lots of meal on. For example, in the photo above, I am using the Greek chicken in a salad. I’ve also included other ways you can use this recipe such as pita wraps, chicken salad, etc. You can cook up a batch of this chicken and have a good variety of meals to enjoy for several days. If your life is busy and hectic at mealtime, this will make meal prep and cooking a breeze! P.S. Check out my Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Dip recipe! Continue reading >>

The 14 Best Restaurant Meals For Diabetics

The 14 Best Restaurant Meals For Diabetics

Breaking news: you don’t need to fret about your blood sugar spiking when you eat out! The team at Eat This, Not That! has got the 4-1-1 on the healthiest meals diabetics can order. If you have Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) or Type 2 DM, eating out can be a struggle. For example, you may not be as willing to sample an appetizer, or order that bowl of pasta because you’re not sure how many grams of carbs are hidden between each twirl of noodles. And dessert? Forget about it. There’s probably way too much sugar for your pancreas to handle. Enough is enough. You’re allowed to indulge and order that carby dish you’ve been craving for since yesterday. All you need to do is a little bit of research before tackling the menu. The best news of all is you’re not alone. According to the CDC, 29.1 million people have diabetes in the United States—that’s 10% of the entire population. Fortunately, Type 2 DM may be reversible if you eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean protein while avoiding processed foods. Until then, here are a handful of diabetic-friendly meals you can order from your favorite restaurants. And make sure to read up on the 15 Secret Diabetes Remedies for more helpful tips on how you can manage your Type 2 Diabetes. Nutrition: 370 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 1,460 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (4 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 27 g protein Full disclosure here: Above are the nutrition facts for the full size dish, and this salad contains both noodles and cheese for a total of only 33 grams of carbs. Shoutout to Noodles and Company for keeping this dish low carb! One thing that could be improved is the sodium content because it’s a bit high. If you’re feeling like going all out and having a bowl of pasta at Noodles (which we wouldn’t b Continue reading >>

Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic dinner recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Getting dinner on the table is easier when it's already planned out for you. Enjoy a month off from meal planning with 30 days of delicious, diabetes-friendly dinners to help you keep your blood sugar levels in check. The recipes in this plan limit carbohydrates, saturated fat and sodiumfactors that can negatively impact your diabetes if you eat too muchand can still be enjoyed by the whole family. Managing diabetes never tasted so good! Potatoes were first to benefit from the Hasselback techinique--making thin slices crosswise toward the bottom of the vegetable, but not all the way through, so the potato becomes fanned, seasoned and baked until crisp. Here we've adapted the concept to garlic bread and updated it with cheese for an easy and completely mouthwatering cheesy bread side dish. ADVERTISEMENT 2 ADVERTISEMENT These homemade sausage balls are a healthy riff on the original--we add riced cauliflower for moisture and a veggie boost, whole-wheat flour stands in for prepared biscuit mix, and sharp Cheddar adds flavor. Serve these sausage balls for brunch, as an appetizer, or mix them with your favorite marinara for dinner. Of all the vegetables in the supermarket, cabbage gives you some of the best value for your dollar. It's inexpensive and low in calories, but packed with nutritional benefits (vitamin C, fiber, cancer-fighting phytochemicals). This easy vegetable side dish gets a boost of flavor from shallot, caraway seeds and a delicious finish of crisp bacon. This good-for-your-gut-health food gets super-silky when slowly cooked in the oven. Serve these flavorful braised leeks with roast chicken or fish. 1 With a whopping 19 grams of protein, this one-dish meal wi Continue reading >>

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

Contrary to popular belief, people with diabetes aren’t restricted to special diabetic foods, and they don’t have to follow any specific meal plan. Just like anyone else, those living with diabetes should consume meals that include lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit, and should maintain diets low in saturated and trans fat, and moderate in salt and sugar. But there are some additional things to consider at meal-time. For instance, according to a study published in 2015 in The Journal of Nutrition, for people with diabetes, eating more protein at breakfast can help stabilize blood glucose levels after both breakfast and lunch. Check out these three protein-powered breakfasts that are a tasty and nutritious way to pump up your morning protein intake. Healthy hint: If you’re on Nutrisystem, count these morning must-haves as one breakfast or, if you’d rather enjoy them as snacks, one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb each ( as pretty much the perfect flex meals). Vegged-Out Omelet Prepare a small omelet using a half cup of egg whites and any of your favorite non-starchy veggies (think peppers, onions, tomatoes or spinach), then pair it with a slice of whole wheat toast. Breakfast bonus: Make sure your raw veggie add-ins amount to one cup, and you can cross off one of your veggie servings for the day! Berry Good Breakfast Mix one half cup of low-fat, reduced sodium cottage cheese with one cup of fresh berries (like raspberries, blueberries and strawberries), then top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fresh mint. PB&C Breakfast Sandwich Toast one, 100% whole wheat English muffin, then spread one tablespoon of peanut butter across both halves. Then sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon. Continue reading >>

15 Delicious Diabetes-friendly Dinner Ideas

15 Delicious Diabetes-friendly Dinner Ideas

For many people, dinner is a time to sit down as a family and reconnect — and it turns out that this routine is good for your health. Studies have shown that eating alone in front of the TV and eating on the go are associated with greater incidences of obesity and type 2 diabetes in both children and adults. Now that you are working to manage your type 2 diabetes, it’s even more important to sit down with people you care about and enjoy a well-planned meal together. Here are 15 tasty, diabetes-friendly dinner recipes to get you started. Tip: When dinner is served, take the time to teach your family members about the healthy-plate method and the other smart-eating tips you’ve learned. You’ll be contributing to their ongoing health as well as your own — and teaching your kids good habits now may even prevent them from developing type 2 diabetes themselves. Learn more healthy habits in Step 5. Continue reading >>

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Eating for overall good health and diabetes prevention just got a whole lot easier with this family-pleasing recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry. Over 80 million Americans of all ages have pre-diabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. Obesity, inactivity, a low fiber diet, and a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages are common risk factors for diabetes. To the rescue is registered dietitian, Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD whose new book, The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan outlines simple eating and exercise strategies aimed at reversing and preventing diabetes. As part of her pre-diabetes diet plan, Hillary recommends filling half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, 25% with a lean protein food, and the remaining 25% with a starchy veggie or whole grain. She’s not anti carb, but instead, she emphasizes the Two Qs: quality (whole grain) and quantity (not too much). I served our stir fry with whole grain brown rice and stuck to a 2/3 cup portion. Continue reading >>

Quick, Delicious Dinner Ideas With Type 2

Quick, Delicious Dinner Ideas With Type 2

I've been really into smoothies recently, as they're a great way to start my day. I make them fresh every morning. Anything in my fridge, I throw into my Vitamix — always greens included — with yogurt, ice, and my favorite nut milk. This helps maintain my blood sugar and keeps me going throughout the day. Continue reading >>

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

Indulge in these diabetic-friendly dishes Not all low-carb, low-sugar meals have to be tasteless. Check out this collection of recipes to find a dish perfect for every course. Applesauce Pancakes Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes. Try this recipe: Applesauce Pancakes Continue reading >>

30-minute Meals—all Diabetes-friendly!

30-minute Meals—all Diabetes-friendly!

Cooking a diabetes-friendly meal doesn't have to be a time-consuming endeavor that traps you in the kitchen! Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, are prediabetic, or cook for someone who has diabetes, you know the importance of a healthy—and delicious—dish. We make it easy: These dinner recipes can be prepared, cooked, and served in 30 minutes or less. See 10 of our favorites now! Tandoori is an Indian term used to describe a method of cooking meats quickly over relatively high heat. The sweet mango-pear-cherry chutney not only perfectly compliments these spiced turkey cutlets, but it's also a great low-fat option that will help keep you slim. Antioxidant-packed tart cherries give the dish an extra healthful boost, too. See the full recipe! These simple grilled halibut fillets are chock-full of omega-3s, which reduce inflammation, a major risk factor for diabetes, and appear to improve insulin resistance. Let the flavor soar from average to extraordinary by topping each filet with a spoonful of roasted tomato and olive tapenade. See the full recipe! This small, corkscrew-shaped pasta gathers the rich taste of sauteed mushrooms, shallots, freshly grated Parmesan, and fiber-rich Swiss chard into its crevasses for a simple, healthy meal that tastes gourmet. See the full recipe! For a unique and flavorful twist on your standard stir-fried vegetables, toss them with fresh ginger, garlic, and sesame oil before throwing them into the wok or skillet. Top with seared shrimp for a satisfying dinner that boosts heart health: shrimp is high in vitamin B12, which may lower levels of homocysteine, a marker of heart disease risk. See the full recipe! If you're tired of your standby chili recipe, try swapping ground beef with chicken and adding veggies—chicken has half the Continue reading >>

Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (4 pieces) Preheat oven to 375F. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil thats large enough wrap up all four pieces of chicken. Spray the aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray (on one side only), and lay the chicken breasts on the sprayed foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Grate 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon, removing the seeds. Pour lemon juice over chicken, then sprinkle chicken with lemon zest, onion powder, white pepper, and oregano. Fold the aluminum foil over the chicken and roll the edges of the foil together to make a sealed packet. Place packet on a jelly roll pan or in a large, shallow casserole dish. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully open foil, using tongs to remove chicken to serving plate. Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: One 4-ounce breast. Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 96 mg, Sodium: 347 mg, Fiber: 0 g This recipe was created by Kathleen Stanley, a diabetes educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. Continue reading >>

Our Best Recipes For Dinner Tonight

Our Best Recipes For Dinner Tonight

Our best dinner ideas are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious! We've lightened your favorite suppers and added creative twists to classic dinners. Enjoy one of our diabetic recipes for dinner tonight! Our best dinner ideas are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious! We've lightened your favorite suppers and added creative twists to classic dinners. Enjoy one of our diabetic recipes for dinner tonight! Our best dinner ideas are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious! We've lightened your favorite suppers and added creative twists to classic dinners. Enjoy one of our diabetic recipes for dinner tonight! Our best dinner ideas are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious! We've lightened your favorite suppers and added creative twists to classic dinners. Enjoy one of our diabetic recipes for dinner tonight! Continue reading >>

Weeknight Winners: 76 Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Weeknight Winners: 76 Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Our Best Low-Carb Recipes: 30 Low-Carb Dinner Recipes, Desserts, and More Eating healthy has never tasted so good with this FREE eCookbook. From low-carb breakfast recipes to low-carb dinners and even low-carb desserts, you'll be able to stick to your healthy eating lifestyle with ease! Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy Home > Editor's Picks > Weeknight Winners: 76 Diabetic Dinner Recipes Weeknight Winners: 76 Diabetic Dinner Recipes You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register Sometimes its hard to come up with what to cook for dinner for diabetics. Many recipes for diabetics are boring, bland, or complicated. But not these! This diabetic menu is full of flavorful, easy, unique recipes that will shake up your routine and add some excitement to the dinner table. Theyre our best dinner recipes for diabetics that are perfect for any day of the week. And if youre not diabetic yourself and are just looking for what to cook for diabetics, youve come to the right place, so stick around and check out our selection! If chicken recipes for diabetics are your favorite, dont miss our Pizza Stuffed Chicken ! Its flavorful, easy, and totally diabetic-friendly. If you prefer ground beef diabetic recipes , then youll fall in love with our recipe for Beef with Noodles -- its an easy diabetic dinner thats quick, flavorful, and filling. In addition to being delicious, these meals are easy as can be. If you're wondering what makes these diabetic recipes easy to make, just look at our ingredients -- you'll see lots of helpful shortcuts to cut down on your kitchen time. Talk about a win Continue reading >>

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. Appetizer recipes Beverage recipes Bread recipes Breakfast recipes Dessert recipes Main dish recipes Salad recipes Sandwich recipes Sauce and dressing recipes Side dish recipes Soup recipes Vegetable recipes Continue reading >>

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